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Slickrock Bike Trail

Sand Flats Recreation Area, Moab, UT
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A nine-mile, world-reknowned mountain biking trail that attracts 110,000 people per year.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Sand Flats Recreation Area, Moab, UT
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Slickrock bike trail was originally built for motorbikes. Now it is an immense expanse of slick rock crisscrossed by marked routes now mostly used by mountain bikes but also good for hiking. Shorter training loop or full loop. Can be challenging but very worthwhile

Thank Hans S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you have not done this ride before, must do. Love how the bike tires stick to the slick rock for climbing, descending. Not long, some technical parts, but you can walk around them.

Thank debra c
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

I'm a beginner mountain biker, considering this was my first off road. My boyfriend enjoys biking and we had recently acquired mountain bikes, so we found this spot and went for it. The trailhead is easy to find. There is a practice run that is...More

Thank Christina M
Reviewed 22 May 2017

this is truly an mountain bike trail with lots of challenges. be prepared to push your bike up a hill or two but the views and challenge is worth the effort to be able to say you did it. clearly marked trail and definitely not...More

Thank Justin L
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Fun area for biking and walking along Slickrock trails.This is Jeep safari area. A perfect place to watch sunset.

Thank Roe C
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I love mountain biking, and this ride was an excellent workout with plenty of anaerobic climbs and fun zippy downhills. You're an excellent rider if you can do the trail without your foot hitting the ground. The traction is excellent, though, and you can climb...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The entire loop is not for your average tourist- don't try it! Or stay on the practice loop. We're three experienced mountain bikers and while technically, I did not find the trail challenging, the steep uphills were tiring (it was our first time on bikes...More

Thank Weeebay
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is it - Slickrock. The ride is advanced, but once you get into it (try not to brake going down before an uphill), it's a great roller coaster ride. The views are tremendous. There's no way around. It - this is a great classic...More

Thank Live4VacationTrips
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Slickrock is the real thing for hard core mountain bikers! It can be vusy and crowded, but there are trails for all levels of riders and the payoff is a view of the red rocks that cant be beat. Come ready to work as this...More

Thank CJ F
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Riding slick rock was like nothing else. We'd been riding in Utah for about 9 days on a variety of different trails but nothing quite like Slick rock. I'm so pleased it was in the itinerary. Smooth, grippy (real grippy even off camber), steep, tough...More

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21 May 2015|
Response from AlanJ1112 |
You can do it but you may want to save your energy for the trail. It is about 3 miles from downtown with some pretty good ascents.